{The Race is On // No more training wheels}

Just 2 days shy of Mason's 6th birthday he learned how to ride his bike without training wheels!! We had talked about teaching him several times, just never fell through with it. The only concrete we have on our property is our driveway, and while it's pretty long, it's still not a ton of concrete. Anyhow, we had just bought a GoPro camera the weekend before and Nate mentioned it would be cool to video Mason learning. The rest is history. ha.

Nathan helped Mason for maybe a total of 10 minutes before Mason was riding on his own! He fell a few times, but didn't get hurt. And he would get right back up and try again. Before long he was riding like he had been riding for years. The next evening he rode for over a mile.

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Nathan hooked the GoPro up to Mason's bike the whole time he was learning and got some awesome footage. If you don't want to watch the full video skip ahead to 6:22 for the funniest thing! Mason was talking to himself, "Ahhh, I wish I could trick ride" - just minutes after learning how to ride on 2 wheels. hahahaha. Love this kid.

Learning to ride bike with no training wheels - 1 from Crystal Hall on Vimeo.


Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
~ John F. Kennedy

Do you remember when you learned to ride with no training wheels? I still remember like it was yesterday and it was many, many moons ago.

12 comments

  1. Oh my goodness how incredibly awesome that you got it all on video! I love the background music :) And the trick ride, LOL, so cute.

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  2. Wow!!! Look at him go! I can't believe Nate only helped him for like 10 minutes and then he was off on his own!

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  3. We are working on teaching my 9 year old before we teach my almost 6 year old! He rode on his first day but I don't think he totally knows how yet so he needs some more practice!

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  4. This is amazing! How cool to use the GoPro... He will absolutely love having this video to look back on. I love the music choice too! And could Mason be any cooler!?! He had a smile on his face the entire time! Way to go learning to ride a bike!

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  5. Way to go Mason!! What a big and fun milestone. Momma okay with it? :) Learning to ride a bike is so freeing. He's gonna be on that bicycle all the time.

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  6. So exciting, way to go Mason! That is too funny Bout trick riding. From training wheels to trick riding.

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  7. oh i just LOVE this! Way to go little dude! Love the video!

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  8. This is just the sweetest! What a great memory to have!

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  9. Go Pros make everything more fun!! Great job, Mason!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  10. I wish I could add the hand clapping emoji to the comments! YAY MASON!!!
    It's such an awesome experience to watch your baby take off without training wheels!

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  11. Yay for our big kids with no more training wheels.... kind of makes me a teensy bit sad actually ;).

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